LGBTQ Community - You Deserve to be Comfy in Your Own Shoes
By: Grady Podiatry
As an out member of the LGBTQ community, Dr. Jennifer Flo understands LGBTQ health care is a major struggle within our community. She is alarmed at recent news concerning medical mistreatment of the LGBTQ community, especially our elders, and plans for laws to keep the community from receiving proper care.
She believes a major part of health care is letting the patient talk. "As a physician I learn so much on individual choices whether is it diet, shoes, or even style choices." Dr. Flo remarks, "I also have access to resources for those who prefer to wear shoes other than the social norm or gender. If you are a 6' 220lbs individual who wants to wear high heels to the 5'4" person who desires a more "masculine" shoe I am here to offer suggestions. Transgender and gender non-conforming people, who face an exceptional degree of bias and discrimination in healthcare, I want them to feel comfortable in their own shoes. We expect our feet to be uncomfortable at times, and we needlessly put up with the pain when they hurt. Our feet are wondrously engineered and often the indicators of our overall health, so we need to look after them. Healthy feet are the foundation to our independence."
ABOUT GRADY PODIATRY
Grady Podiatry specializes in treatment for a variety of foot and ankle ailments, including calluses, ingrown toenails, heel spurs, and arch problems. In addition Grady Podiatry also treats foot and leg problems associated with diabetes and other systemic diseases. With Dr. Jennifer Flo, a dedicated wound-healing doctor, Grady Podiatry offers the treatment of chronic or difficult-to-
ABOUT JENNIFER FLO
Dr. Flo is board certified in podiatry from the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry, and is a Certified Wound Specialist Physician from the American Board of Wound Management.
Dr. Flo earned her bachelor's degree at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., and received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, Ohio. She completed her residency at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Wyandotte, Mich.
Dr. Flo focuses on preventing the need for surgery and amputations. She is not your typical physician. She gives patients her full attention, not the computer screen. She also offers free podiatry services for the medically underserved every third Saturday at North Coast Health Ministry.